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>>... explain why in court. hello, good to have you here with us. also ahead on al jazeera - brazilian riot police use tear gas to disperse protesters in sao paulo three days ahead of the opening world cup match. we hit the campaign trail with a former economist who wants to be afghanistan's next president.
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plus... >> i'm phil lavelle in london on the hunt or art. there's a big section, and this is roughly what it is going to look like. find out why later. so the trial of the captain and crew of the south korean ferry that sank in april has begun. more than 300 people were killed in the disaster and the captain faces the death penalty if convicted. 15 people have been charged. captain le joon-seok and three crew members are accused of homicide. 11 others are charged on lesser charges of criminal negligence and violations of maritime law. harry fawcett is there for us. what has been happening so far? >> well, as you say, the case is now underway.
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it's a procedural day, the court outlining the processes that the trial will go through. the prosecution will give a list of the evidence that it intends to bring to court. the defense lawyers will be given a chance to respond to some of the accusations in a fairly short and brief way. the actual meat and the real evidence that will be coming out of the trial is not going to happen today. what we do have is is a large number of family members, relatives killed in the accident, hearing, listening and seeing the men close up, the men accused of abandoning their relatives. some of those families they want to see a change in the south korean law to allow lesser crimes to be punishable by higher sentences. four of the people on trial - the captain and three senior
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crew members face murder charges. it's a maximum penalty of death. it's rare that it is enacted in south korea, it hasn't acted since the 1990s. it's uptypical for a murder charge to be brought in this case. it speaks to the public outrage that there was throughout the country when the images of le joon-seok and the crew cram bling to safety, having told young high school students, 16, 17, to stay in their cabins, essentially leaving them to die. >> you said it's an emotional time. is the trial going to be fair. can it with this much public interest in is it? >> that is one of the questions raised, especially by lawyers and the legal fraternity in south korea. not only do we have all this public pressure, we have
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untypical charges of murder for an incident, which is something that is not - some people are wondering whether the court will accept such charges and we had president park geun-hye in the days after the accident publicly calling the members of the tom c murderers -- . it wasn't just about the company, but the actions in overloading the ferry, not paying attention to safety issues, and the actions of the government and the regulators. the ship was cleared for safety earlier this year, by the regulatory authorities, and there are questions about their actions and corruption and collusion in the shipping industry and elsewhere. there's a parliamentary investigation going on into that side of this question.
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so as much as this court case is about the actions of the crew and the captain on this ferry on that day, there's much else to answer for in the build up and explain how this happened. >> harry fawcett with the latest, thank you. metro workers in brazil suspended a fight that brought the country's biggest city to a standstill. they say it will continue on thursday, if demands are not kept. that's the day the first match is to begin. we have this report from the city. >> reporter: no agreement, but the strike is suspended at least for a day. that was the surprise decision by metro union members after nearly four hours of closed door talks with the government broke down. they nevertheless said they'd go back to work for now and meet on wednesday, a day before the world cup kick-off in the city,
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to decide the next course of the action. the day started ominously enough. several hundred youth protesters burned rubbish. it's been tense at times. police locked the doors of the gates to the station to prevent a revolt. later riot police moved in to break up the cloud. 60 picketing metro workers were fired after the strike was ruled illegal by a court. the union wants them to get their jobs back before they end the strikes. it's a sticking point in negotiations. >> we may have been talking to the government for more than two months, but they have not been negotiating with us. they are criminalizing our movement. >> reporter: at midday more protests. 1,000 acts visits from a homeless workers' movement parched in the city center to -- march the in the city center to
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show support. they are confident if the metro workers threaten to strike again, it don't threaten the world cup game. >> the federal, state and city are ready to over an event that will come on as planned. for any issues we have contingency plans. >> the metro workers strike is the cata left for the new protests. the big question is is this the beginning of the end of the protests, or will they continue through the world cup. for now it's over, but the threat of another strike is looming. as well as contending with strikes and world cup protests, the brazilian authorities have flooding to deal with. >> a state of emergency has been declared in 77 towns. rising waters killed nine people and flooded thousands of homes. torrential rain washed away
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roads and bridges, forcing the army to use helicopters to rescue survivors and provide aid. at least 15 expected rebel fighters have been killed in pakistan after the military launched a strike. the north-west was targeted and nine were destroyed. this is a day after taliban assaults on a karachi airport. the u.s. offered to help pakistan investigate the 5-hour siege. pakistan taliban says it was a revenge for the killing of its leader. a few weeks ago campaigns in north waziristan was commenced. >> reporter: sunday's attack on karachi's international airport was clear from afar. just before midnight the rebels shot their way into the old terminal, dressed in security
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force uniforms. a gun battle followed with real members of the security, and the army was called in. >> security forces confronted and killed them. they destroyed them. it is good that this operation was over in 4-5 hours. >> four or five hours is enough to bring up the question of the state of security in pakistan. this is a busy airport. last year 16 million people passed through. security analysts say corruption within pakistan's security services is part of a reason the attack was carried out. >> it is a great threat to security, no place is safe. i think the deposit has to take a serious view of all this and take action to that it tries to neutralize terrorist forces which is the pakistan taliban.
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>> this is what the rebels brought with them. an arsenal of suicide vests. >> the attack is revenge for a u.s. drone strike that killed their leader last year. it warned the campaign of revenge has begun, promising there'll be more killings to come. india's new government unveiled a programme of economic reforms aimed at creating jobs and boosting foreign investment. the newly elected government promised to revive india's economy. we have this report. >> reporter: this man is applying to join the reserved army. he's app experienced theatre production manager but has not been able to timed work for months. >> it's not like you finish college and find yourself and can go and find a job.
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it's not so easy. >> he is not alone. the government estimates that more than 10 million people are out of work here. it's an issue that is concerning the new government. >> reforms will be under taken to enhance the owes of going business. my government will follow. we are encouraging investments. it will be allowed in sectors. more than 780 million indians are below the age of 35. the vote helped the b.j.p. and prime minister narendra modi secure a landslide election victory. parliamentarians, like olympic medallist, say the government's focus is now on delivering education, infrastructure and investment to the young voters.
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>> it's not the uth that woke up, but the youth that realise that we are not the future, we are the present. unless we take action, we won't have a future. >> reporter: the economy growing at less than 5%, reforms will be difficult to implement. >> the president made a number of commitments to improve the economic and business environment. it's what young energetic indians want to hear. the government will have to act fast to turn the promises into policies. there's plenty more to come on the programme - including turkey and iran try to put their differences aside and focus op what brings them together. >> european leaders meet in sweden offer a standoff on who
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hello again. here are the top stories - the trial of the captain and crew of the south korean ferry which sunk in april has begun. more than 300 were killed in the disaster and the captain faces the death penalty if convicted. in the brazilian city of sao paulo, workers voted to continue work until thursday. the city hosts the opening match
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on thursday. >> and at least 15 suspect rebel fighters have been killed in pakistan after the military launched a series of strikes. they targeted tribal areas. it comes a day after taliban assaults on a karachi airport. now, afghanistan's two remaining presidential candidates are in the final days of campaigning. campaigners will decide between abdullah abdullah, and ashraf ghani. wein them on the campaign trail. >> reporter: young and old, ashraf ghani is looking for broad support at this campaign rally in cabal. he urged ethnics to cast a ballot for him as the next
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president. >> translation: a head of state is not a slave master. his role is not to serve the people, but a servant of the nation. i answer to all the people. if you vote for me, you can question me. >> the former world bang economist is seen as a techknow accurate. he was an advisor. at the end of 2006, he was tipped as a successor to kofi januarian as u.n. secretary generate. the presidency has been his goal. in 2009 he gave up his u.s. citizenship to run, but received 3% of the vote. this year he fared better, in partly aligning himself with
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warlords and the message of economic growth securing a third the vote. >> garn has some support. with the momentum building behind his rival, chances of winning are small. >> not only did abdullah abdullah receive a higher proportion of the vote, he's more visible in the build up to the run off, receiving several high-profile endorsements. he told al jazeera that he's certain he'll win. >> are you hope for for the elections? >> yes. what for. >> we built a momentum. we are confident in serving our people. >> reporter: any victory will be decided by the voters scparks that is unsure. >> hassan rouhani is in turkey
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on a state visit. the two countries had strained relations due to differences in neighbouring syria. we have this report from ankara. >> iranian leaders visited turkey over the years. this is the first time in two decades that a head of state was received in a presidential palace in appingara. both country attached importance to hassan rouhani's visit to the turkish capital. iran and turkey are putting aside political dipses on syria, focussing on what brings them together - business and trade. . >> translation: the rain yap president came with many members. the agreement opens an era in economic relations. >> there was no mention of a new era in political ties. >> reporter: this does not signal that the countries are
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closer on syria. there are deep divisions, both countries supporting rival sights. iran is a strategic ally, and turkey a fierce critic and a supporter of the opposition. >> it was clear rain has not changed its policy on syria. hassan rouhani welcomed the re-election of his ally. >> translation: we discussed syria and egypt and agreed what is important is peace and tability, and the fact that the will of the people should be recognised in both cases. >> these meetings were not about syria. iran is eager to keep turkey as a commercial partner. it is under sanctions in the absence of a deal. the sanctions have not stopped ankara from using an indirect system from purchasing iranian oil and gas.
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that is why turkey is a financial life line as the leadership tries to end isolation. >> isolation with the we were countries, especially the united states, started to develop to some extent. this improvement of relations in the west make turkey easy to enlarge, to deepen it's relations with terror. >> there were a lot of smiles, handshakes and statements describing the meeting as a step on a new path. the leaders pledged to work together to fight terrorism. neither said how they intend to do that. egip shan police arrested sex men for allegedly -- seven men for allegedly assaulting a student. the student was tape to hospital and her condition is not known.
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an antisexual harassment decree was issued last week. still in egypt al jazeera continues to demand the release of journalist that are detained. three al jazeera staff accused of is falsely holdiaccused of hg muslim brotherhood. they want 7 years for peter greste, and 15 for baher mohamed, and mohamed fadel fahmy. the lawyer for another al jazeera journalist abdullah al-shami requested his release on medical grounds. he's been held without charge since august and been on a hunger strike for more than four months. it emerged more women have been kidnapped in north-east nigeria. gunmen were abducted 20 women. it's the same area where the armed group boko haram kidnapped
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for than 200 girls in april. a mini summit is under way in sweden between a select group of e.u. leaders. angela merkel, david cameron, and dutch premier are there, along with hosts, sweden said president and they are having a meeting on drug creation. the main job was e.u. president. cameron made it clear it was his objection. >> we want to see a yooup that is open, commetive, flexible -- competitive, flexible. one with less experience but effective. there's a link to that agenda, and the people who should run the institutions. this meeting is about content, what europe should be doing in the next few years. i would make an important point
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of principle, which is the democratically elected group, we should choose who runs the institutions rather than accept a process that was not agreed. >> britain's regulation inspector found a culture of fear from some schools, after radicalization of 21 schools. lawrence lee has this report. >> not long ago the school was prayed by the prime minister as a model of academic exleps. it's condemned to failing pupils by not teaching them about extreme ideology. the minister in charge wants periods to have more control over the schools. not in birm iping ham. >> we require schools to respect british values.
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we'll require schools actively to promote british values. >> reporter: some of the children came out saying how wrong they thing it was. >> we want to find out about other religions, we visit churns. we want to learn more, and find out - you know... >> because we follow islam and muslims doesn't mean we hate other religions. >> reporter: i'll ask you a question i hope you don't find insulting. has the school told you to come out and talk to the journalists and say these things? >> no, we want to be famous. >> reporter: here is another school in the same bracket, academically occupying, a failure no government eyes in cultural secular behaviour. the woman that speaks for the parents did teacher training. this is not a description she recognises. what evidence is put forward. you heard the latest issue in
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the page, about hell fire and prostitutes. when will it stop. how much dirt will they throw on it before we do retaliate and say is it because we are muslims. >> separating fact from conspiracy theory is not as straightforward as some would have you belief. the crucial part is they see it as important, that some anti-terrorism work is conducted through the department for education. many head teachers think that is the wrong response. several came together to say most parents want a balanced education but believe a few socially conservative muslims have been trying to get a bigger voice, which undermines national standard in secular state schools. this woman was forced from her job by harassment. >> do you record what happened at your school as a form of extremism. >> it's more focussed on wanting
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faith and islamic education more so, rather than extremism. it's not about extremism. >> where social values constitution radicalism, it's the heart of this. there's isn't anyone that wouldn't agree with the government that extremism is an accurate description of what has been happening here. a serbian artist known for making the melbourne cup dane into -- mundane into art will open an exhibition called "500 hours." we have this story. >> reporter: when it comes to the world of art, there's something for everyone, from the old to the new to the next-door neighbour. it is rarely about following sheep. in london it's about following her. 67-year-old marina. the self-titled grandmother of performance art. this is her performing, wandering around a room.
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just walking, for eight hours a day. she'll do it for two months, until she has clocked up 512 hours. >> i try to create the charismatic space where the public can come and feel differently, and everything is immat materiel. the only thing you foed to do is feel. if i don't make people feel, i fail. >> this was the last major performance. 700 hours logged, sitting in a chair at new york's museum of modern art. the crowds flocked to sit with her. she's one of those artists many can't get enough of. >> a reason is her work is unusual. basic, slightly surreal. a performance involved this. drinking a glass of water.
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very, very slowly. another involved taking a packet of rice and counting every single grain. one by one. the original took six hours to complete. some people find this highly emotional, thought provoking, others look on with a sense of bewilderment and bemoussement. underlining all of that a question that comes up is can this, any of it, be truly described as art? >> she is an artist walking around an art gallery. that is enough to make it art. take it outside into the park, and it no longer becomes a work of art. >> reporter: marina's working day means no brachts for food. just eight hours of walking and reapplication. she begins on june the 11th.
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a single stamp could fetch $20 million in an auction in new york. it is thought to be the world's rarest, with one in existence. it will be auctioned on june the 17th. you can get more news on the website mobility economic development and as the president sees it, plain 'ol fairness, the white house is ride together rescue of some students worried about adult lives burdened by student debt. it's the inside story. >> hello, i'm ray suarez.